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Christmas Trees, A Holiday Tradition Clay workshop for kids and adults. 1 pm; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; $100-$120; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.

Holiday Open House & Sale Collection of works by the studio’s artists. 3-9 pm; McRae Artists Studios, 906A Railroad Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-9956; mcraeartstudios.com.

Dec. 8

Artists & Authors Series: Art & Design Team From Universal Orlando Resort Hear stories from the illustrators, costume designers and makeup artists behind Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade and other events. 6-9 pm; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $65; 407-836-8500; thehistorycenter.org.

Dec. 10

Donut Drive-Thru and Garage Sale To benefit the Orlando Folk Festival. 7 am-noon; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; various prices; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.org.

Dec. 15

Third Thursday Gallery Hop Monthly stroll through the Downtown Arts District, with new openings at various galleries. 6-9 pm; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com.

Thornton Third Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk Each month, nontraditional galleries and retail vendors display artworks, with featured monthly artists, live music and food and drink specials. 7-9 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; orlandoslice.com.

Dec. 18

Orlando Sentinel Holiday Art Contest Reception Celebrate the winners of the art contest with seasonal live music and other holiday festivities. 2-4:30 pm; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; free; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.org.

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Open House Featuring music by the Raintree Chamber Players. 9:30 am-4 pm; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.


Through Dec. 18

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Enchanted Castle Dream Lights, Christmastime parade, live holiday entertainment, a snowfall on Main Street and fireworks. 7 pm on select dates; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $51.95-$62.95; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com.

Through Dec. 31

Christmas Celebration Annual holiday event features the Polar Express Experience, Shamu Christmas – Miracles water show, Winter Wonderland on Ice performances and a Sea of Trees. 9 am-11 pm on select dates; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $73.99-$81.99; 407-363-2613; seaworldparks.com.

Through Jan. 1

Light Up UCF Monthlong event offers outdoor ice skating, holiday movies each week, visits with Santa Claus and nightly holiday light shows outside the arena. Various times daily; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free-$240; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

Through Jan. 7

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